Fukushima toxic water could still be leaking into sea

7 years ago by in Featured, Japan

Toxic water could still be leaking from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea, nearly a year after the March 2011 disaster, according to a team of scientists.

Tepco, the operator of the Fukushima plant, said that it is not aware of any radiation-contaminated water leaking currently.

The group of researchers, which includes Michio Aoyama of the Meteorological Research Institute, warned that the concentration of radioactive cesium in the plants’ area is declining slower than expected, according to Kyodo.

Tepco confirmed that according to data from the past three months the decline in cesium concentration has slowed down, but added that the current values are much lower than those recorded a year ago, when meltdowns occurred at the plant.